NEW YORK, NY (AP) - The eighth installment in the 'Mission: Impossible franchise' has been delayed a year. This is a sign of a new wave for Hollywood studios who are now juggling their release schedules after the strike of actors has lasted more than three months.
Paramount Pictures announced Monday that the release date for 'Dead Reckoning - Part Two' will be May 23, 2025, instead of June 28, 2018. The production of the second part Christopher McQuarrie’s ‘Dead Reckoning’ was paused during a promotion tour for 'Part One' in July.
The film's final gross was $567.5m worldwide. This is less than the 2018 sequel 'Fallout,' which grossed $791.7m globally. It also falls short of Cruise's summer blockbuster in 2022 'Top Gun Maverick,' with a $1.55 billion budget. The 163 minute action thriller received some of the best reviews in the 27 year old franchise but was soon eclipsed by the box office juggernauts 'Barbie and Oppenheimer'.
Hollywood's ongoing labor troubles have impacted not only the release of movies in this fall, which want to wait for their stars to promote them, (like 'Dune: Part Two', postponed until March), but also some of the top films next year.
The third 'Venom film' was also pushed back. The release date of 'Spider-Man Beyond the Spider-Verse' has been pushed back indefinitely. It was originally scheduled for March 2024.
Paramount announced on Monday that the release of 'A Quiet Place: Day One', a prequel for the post-apocalyptic series starring Lupita Ngong'o, would be pushed back from March, to June 28, when Dead Reckoning was originally scheduled to debut.
The Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and studios will resume their negotiations on Tuesday.